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Shire Wars 4: Anglo-Saxon Harvest Event date: October 10th, 2014 - October 12th, 2014
Hosted by Shire of Montevale - Fort Littleton, PA
Event Last Modified: July 19th, 2014
Event details
It is October, 1064 in England's capital city, Wintanceastre (modern Winchester) and King Edward has been on the throne for 19 years.  Speculation spreads among the wealthy and powerful about what went on when Harold Godwinson was shipwrecked on the Normandy coast earlier this year.  For the majority of Anglo-Saxons though, it is the end of Sommer and preparations for Winter are well underway. 

The southwestern Shires of the Kingdom (Montevale, Blak Rose, Owlsherst, Hartshorn-dale and the incipient Shire of Archer's Forde) invite you to join them in celebrating an Anglo-Saxon Harvest with deeds of skill and honor on the rattan and rapier list fields, at the archery and thrown weapons ranges, and in the Great Hall where displays of the arts and sciences (including brewing) can be found.  There will be music, dancing, riddle games, and bardic songs and tales of Anglo-Saxon glories of the past. 

Marshal activities:  rattan fighting, rapier fighting, youth fighting, archery, and thrown weapons.
A&S:  display, competition, special challenge, brewing competition (all with an Anglo-Saxon theme)
Bardic:  competition, circle on Saturday night, Anglo-Saxon riddle game
Family activities for a range of ages, including the parents.
Details of all competitions will be available after June 15 at the event website.

Merchants are welcome!  Please contact the autocrat with your questions. 

Wearing Anglo-Saxon garb is encouraged but Norman, Danes, and other foreign travelers will not be turned away.

Both the day board (included in your site fee) and feast ($10 additional) will be Anglo-Saxon.  For early arrivals, there will be some simple fare and hot beverages available on Friday evening as well as for breakfast on Saturday.  Breakfast Sunday morning is included in the feast fee.  The site is discreetly damp.

Feast is limited to 60, but there is plenty of off board seating in the hall for those who have brought their own food. 
Children 9 and under are considered off board no matter where they sit for feast; they may eat food brought for them or share from the plate of a family member who is on board, or on board may be purchased for any child at the adult price.

Since this is a weekend-long event, there will be 50 cabin beds available as well as abundant space for tent camping.  Two cabins (each 16 beds) are also available as group rentals only; please contact the reservations clerk before Sept.  27 if interested.  The cabins have bunk beds and wood stoves for heat, but no running water.  There is a latrine or port-a-johns beside each cabin, and modern restroom and shower facilities are also available nearby. 

Site Opens: 5 pm Friday
Site Closes: 1 pm Sunday

Event Website: http://www.shire-wars.com/

Event Location
Sinoquipe Boy Scout Camp
677 Boy Scout Road
Fort Littleton, PA  17223

From most directions:  Your best route to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, headed in the direction of Exit #180.  Take exit #180, and upon leaving the toll area, turn right onto Rte.  522 North.  Go one mile, and turn left onto Sinoquipe Road.  **Continue about two miles and turn left onto Boy Scout Road.  SCA signs will be posted.  Continue across the first bridge, around the lake, and across a second bridge.  Troll will be at the small cabin on your right.
From the North:  Your best route to Rte.  522 South.  About 5 miles south of Burnt Cabins, turn right onto Sinoquipe Road and follow from ** above.

Event Fees
Site : SITE FEE (includes day board with off-board seating during feast) per person
$ 13 Adult with membership (add $1 if not postmarked by Sept.  27)
$ 4 Youth age 10-17 (add $1 if not postmarked by Sept.  27)
Additional non-member surcharge of $5 for Adult (18+) without proof of SCA membership
FREE 9 and under

CABINS:  limit 50 beds
$ 8 per bed
Two cabins available for group rental only, must be reserved by Sept.  27.  Handicapped cabin space is extremely limited and must be reserved by Sept.  27.  Please contact the reservations clerk for availability before mailing a check.

Feast: FEAST (includes Sunday breakfast)
$ 10.00 per person
FREE 9 and under (if sharing from a family member's plate or eating off board)

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-PA Inc., Shire of Montevale

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Mary of Montevale (Mary Osmanski)
717-263-9824, no calls after 10 pm please

Send Reservations to:
Rós Máiri Anderson (Pamela Nelson)
9578 Forest Ridge Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257
717-491-3960, no calls after 10 pm please

Other Contact Information:
For questions about merchanting please contact the autocrat
For questions about cabin space availability (including handicapped) please contact the reservations clerk
For food allergies or feast questions please contact the Feast cook, Mistress Tirza bithe Reaboughes, MarciaAnchors-Jones@ConradSiegel.com

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